Downtown waterfront living at Zibi’s Kanaal Condominiums

Downtown waterfront living at Zibi’s Kanaal Condominiums

Island living with downtown amenities and breathtaking views all wrapped up in a master-planned community guided by sustainability. That’s what’s on offer at Kanaal Condominiums, Zibi’s first residences on the Ottawa side of the 34-acre waterfront development.

An aerial view of the Kanaal Condominiums, with fall foliage along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway in the background.

Designed by Barry J. Hobin and Associates and inspired by the Dutch architecture of canal homes in Amsterdam, Kanaal condominiums combine European style with modern, urban finishes and sustainably sourced materials. Kanaal has been occupied by its first residents since early 2020 and only a few two-bedroom units remain. All available suites measure over 1,000 square feet and feature private south-facing waterfront terraces where homeowners can enjoy stunning sunsets and unparalleled views of the Ottawa River.

The sunlit model suite at Kanaal Condominiums.

Waterfront living in the heart of the action
With a total of 7.7 acres of riverfront green spaces, residents and visitors can find a downtown escape at Zibi. In collaboration with the NCC, three new waterfront parks are part of the first phase of development. An outdoor enthusiasts dream, Kanaal is located on the shores of the Buchannan Channel and steps from the magnificent Chaudière Falls, the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, and Sentier des Voyageurs.

The waterfront area is truly a year-round outdoor playground. In the summer months, paved trails are perfect for cycling, rollerblading, and walking. When the snow arrives, these pathways are perfect for snowshoeing, hiking, and cross-country skiing. Additionally, thrill seekers can fly across the river on the Interzip Rogers, opening in summer 2021!

A rendering of the south-bound view of Chaudière Crossing from Eddy St., Gatineau.

Accessibility is Key
Centrally located between Ottawa and Gatineau, Zibi offers seamless connections for sustainable and active transit at close walking distance to Ottawa’s LRT Pimisi station and Gatineau’s Terrasse de la Chaudière. For cyclists and pedestrians, Zibi is working alongside both cities to improve transit along Chaudière Crossing, including the addition of dedicated bike lanes.

A rendering of the completed Zibi community.

Canada’s largest carbon-neutral community
With an action plan to become the most sustainable community in Canada, Zibi adheres to all 10 principles of the world-class One Planet Living framework – from zero carbon heating and cooling thanks to its own ZCU District Energy System to encouraging social equity and local economy.

When it is completed, Zibi will become a sustainability landmark for the National Capital Region and will be home to over 5,000 people and over 6,000 jobs, offering endless paths to better living in the heart of the nation’s capital.

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